I've read this book many times over the past 45 years, and it is one of my favourites. When I saw that it had been recorded as an audio book, I was thrilled, and bought it immediately. However, I feel that the narration has let it down. The delivery is so stilted and pedantic, it was difficult to listen to and it took me some time to get used to it. The various European accents are excellent, but some of the characterisation seem almost ot be caricatures, very strange.
It won't stop me listening to it it again, though, but it will be in spite of the narration, not because of it.
The narrator spoiled it for me.
It's complexity and the way it slowly unfolds, showing the deepening feelings of the characters as she gradually begins to love.
Far too mannered and the accents are frankly atrocious.
The identity of the killer
The fact that the supposedly expert agent was basically TSTL
No. I didn't warm to either character and don't really care to find out what happens to them. I struggled to finish the book, to be honest.
I liked the story plot line, it's a light pleasant romance, which I feel could have been more fully developed, but as a long short story/novella worked fine. I wasn't very impressed with the narrator, though she did a better than usual attempt at an English accent.
One of Nora's best, but the narration is dreadful. Emotionless, deadpan, dry and read as if she can't wait to finish it. Awful
It reads like an inspirational romance rather than romantic suspense, with the most un-Alpha hero I have ever encountered. I don't have a problem with him saying grace before meals, but the message is rather pushed. And he goes to ask his father if it's OK to have feelings for a woman he suspects is married. Come on!
It just didn't go anywhere. There is no 'action', where is the suspense? At least, not as far as I've listened - about a third of the way through, and I can't bear to listen to any more to find out if it improves, I'm afraid.
Also, I don't find the characters sympathetic - I don't really care whether they get together in the end or not. They are cardboard cutouts, there is no real depth to them
She makes Rainie - and the other female characters I've encountered - sound quite 'whiny', giving them sugary sweet voices that grates on me. Also, her pronounciation of some words, is frankly bizarre, as if she'd never encountered them before and is making up what she thinks they should sound like. The emphasis is on the wrong part of the word.
Not for me, I'm afraid
I'ts the first and last Catherine Anderson I'll be listening to. I really dislike this book and it's put me off trying others. Also, I'll listen more carefully to the samples from now on to see whether I can stand the narrator's voice.
I loved this!
Feisty heroine and seriously hot Hero Seal, with a hint of paranormal in the psychic link between them. She is clearly a Linda Howard fan, and I loved the little hints to some of her favourite books in some of the characters names and situations. There seem to be clear clues to further books with the secondary characters, but it's going to be a long wait till the next one - not till September!
An initially TSTL heroine in a slow story, which only livened up in the last hour or so. It appears to be the third in a series, but I can't say I'm tempted to listen to them. It's not awful, but certainly not a book I'd bother listening to twice..
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